Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology

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The exploitation of archaeological sites for commercial gain is a serious problem worldwide. In peace and during wartime archaeological sites and cultural institutions, both on land and underwater, are attacked and their contents robbed for sale on an international 'antiquities' market. Objects are excavated without record, smuggled across borders and sold for exorbitant prices in the salesrooms of Europe and North America. In some countries this looting has now reached such a scale as to threaten the very survival of their ...

Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology 2001, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415233880

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